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Meet the 2023 SWM Athletes: Ben Allen

Ben Allen | Men’s Elite Mile

Social Media: Instagram | Strava | YouTube

Sponsor: Empire Elite
College: Concordia St. Paul
Mile PR: 3:59.40

5 Things About Me: Ben Allen

  1. I only broke four minutes in the mile once, and that was last year at the 2022 Sir Walter Miler
  2. I am a high school & middle school XC & Track coach and shoe seller at New Balance.
  3. I attended the University of Concordia St. Paul Minnesota where I competed for 5 years and graduated with a degree in Sport Communication
  4. It wasn’t until I was cut from my basketball team senior year of high school when I started to take running more seriously.
  5. I enjoy going to the movies, hanging out with friends, and making YouTube videos! Check out my channel (Ben Allen Athletics)

5 Fast Questions

  1. Do you have any superstitions/pre-race rituals? I have to race with my headband upside down. It’s just tradition.
  2. What’s your favorite sport (or athlete) to watch, besides running? I enjoy watching Basketball & Football! Timberwolves & Vikings fan. It’s been rough, but those are my teams!
  3. What’s a show or movie you’ve seen lately that’s worth watching? I really liked into the spider verse. I also just finished watching better call Saul which was pretty good too!
  4. What’s a song or podcast that’s currently on your playlist? Coffee Club podcast & Citus Mag. As far as artist, I enjoy listening to Drake & Kanye.
  5. Do you have any connections to Raleigh or North Carolina? Last year, I stayed with Tim Meigs!! Great host and great person!

Learn more about Ben at: VIS Experience | Run with the Pros

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